Belgian film “By the Name of Tania’ selected for Berlinale

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The Belgian film “By the Name of Tania’ by Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jiménez has been selected for the international film festival of Berlin, this year from 7 to 17 February, taking place. That has Wallonie-Bruxelles Images today in a communiqué informed. The picture, produced by Clin d’œil films, at the Berlinale in world premiere in the section Generation 14plus, dedicated to adolescents.

“By the name of Tania,” based on fair testimonials, the central figure of Tania, an adolescent who is in the region of the Peruvian gold mines is obliged to prostitute. The film marks the third collaboration between Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jiménez, after “Sur les braises’ (2013) and ‘Le chant des hommes’ (2016).

Co-producers of the film are Dérives (Belgium), CBA (Belgium) and BALDR Film (the Netherlands). The project was also supported by the Centre du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), RTBF and the VRT.

What the Belgian contribution to the 69th Berlinale, it was already known that ‘God exists, her name is Petrunija’, the fifth full-length film, the living in Brussels, Macedonian Teona Strugar Mitevska, is included in the official competitieluik. For the director of this film is its fourth presence in the German capital, but the first time that they have, for a Golden Bear eligible. The film zooms in on the solemnity of the Revelation, such as those in the former yugoslav republic of macedonia is celebrated, and where women are not admitted. ‘God exists…’ if Belgian medeproducent Entre Chien et Loup, and was supported by the Centre du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

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